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Football - Thu, Oct. 31, 2013

October 31, 2013

MADISON, S.D. – The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 35 place-kickers for their excellence on the football field and in the community during the month of October.  Dakota State's Tanner Hubbard was one of the 35 place-kickers on the list from all levels, announced on Tuesday.

The breakdown of the 35 place-kickers is as follows:

  • Collegiate Division – 11 FCS, 9 Division II, 8 Division III, 6 NAIA and 1 NJCAA
  • State – the place-kickers play at schools located in 20 different states
  • Year – 23 Seniors, 5 Juniors, 3 Sophomores, 4 Freshmen

Hubbard, 6-foot-1-inch kicker for the Trojans, is third on the team in scoring with 28 points from two field goals and 22 PAT extra-point kicks.  He scored seven points in 31-28 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) conference victory at Jamestown (N.D.).

For the month of October, Hubbard converted two field goals in two attempts including a 38-yard field goal.  He was 11-for-13 on PAT kicking and scored 17 points during the month.

Hubbard was involved in the community by volunteering his time at the ECCO in Madison for two hours weekly.  He also assisted with the ROTC clean-up in Brookings.

The recipient of the Fred Mitchell Award will be announced in mid-December based on performance on the field and in the community.  Details are provided on

Hubbard is the son of Robert and Tanis Hubbard of Aurora, Colo.  He is a freshman Cyber Security at Dakota State University.

Dakota State (2-7 overall record, 2-1 NSAA) competes for the share of first-ever NSAA conference football title on Saturday.  The Trojans battle Mayville State (N.D.) in DSU's final regular-season NSAA conference game.  Kick-off is set for 3 p.m. at the Jerome Berg Field.

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director